Discipline: Professional Resources

Grade(s): K - 6

Imprint: Pearson

Author(s): Dr. Stuart Shanker, Dr. Susan Hopkins

Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators

When people want to learn how to make self-regulation a part of their teaching practice they often ask one question:


Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators answers that question by detailing how four models, or streams, of self-regulation environments develop in our classrooms and schools. Each stream is outlined with practical tools and strategies you can use to enhance your classroom so that it reflects and embodies the theory and practice of self-regulation for the benefit of all—you, your students, parents, and the community at large. This includes:

  • a description of each stream—What does it look like? sound like? feel like?
  • scenarios based on real classrooms and real teachers that exemplify the stream
  • an easy-to-implement model that can be used with students, parents, and other practitioners, along with application tips
  • stories from the field, written by practising educators, that explore one or more stream characteristics
  • strategies to help you begin or extend the stream in your classroom
  • an additional chapter that features three expert contributors--Drs. Jean Clinton, Gerard Costa and Heather Yang writing on anxiety, autism, and ADHD 
  • an accompanying website that features videos, line masters and additional hands-on support

Where Calm, Alert and Learning answered the what and why of self-regulation, this handbook answers that all-important question of how to do it and, more importantly, gives you the tools you need to make it happen!

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